Free IELTS Test Practice – Update Your Skills

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Are you planning to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam? Whether you are taking the test for immigration, higher education, or career advancement purposes, it is essential to prepare well to achieve the desired score. In this EDU Blog, you will be introduced to facts and ‘tips’ to increase your IELTS level.

What is IELTS?

The IELTS test measures your level of English and is widely recognized worldwide. The test measures your ability to communicate in English across the four skills – listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

IELTS is a certificate widely recognized by educational institutions, corporations, or government organizations. The test format consists of four sections – according to the four skills listed above. Your overall score is calculated based on your performance in each section. The IELTS exam is essential for anyone who wants to study, work or settle in an English-speaking country.

How to prepare effectively for the IELTS exam?

Preparing for the IELTS exam can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t always have to be always like that. With the proper preparation, you can take the exam with confidence.

Fortunately, plenty of free online resources are available to help you with your IELTS preparation. From practice and mock tests to free courses and study materials, these resources can provide you with all the tools and information you need to ace your IELTS exam.

Here are a few practices you need to know when you want to take the IELTS Exam:

  • Understand the test format: Become familiar with the test format, including the number of sections, question types, and time allotted for each team.

  • Use online resources: Take advantage of free online resources such as sample questions, practice tests, and study materials available on the official IELTS website and other websites.

  • Perform mock tests: Perform mock tests to evaluate your performance and identify areas for improvement.

  • Practice regularly: Regular practice is the key to success in the IELTS exam. Schedule and practice each part of the test regularly.

Tips & tricks for success on the IELTS exam

1. IELTS listening test tips

**Most importantly: check if your headphone is working properly. If not, raise your hand and have the proctor recheck it, so you can exchange it for a better one.

  • Take time to skim through the questions before the test starts. You will have time to do this at the beginning of every section during the listening test.

  • Listen attentively to the recording and focus on the answers rather than understanding everything. Remember that the recording is played only once.

  • Make notes on your question paper while listening to the recording. List down the keywords of each question and pay attention when the words appear in the audio.

  • Write enough words within the given limit for each question.

  • Correct and proofread spelling and grammar errors before submitting.

2. IELTS reading test tips

  • Check every detail of the figures, graphs, or pictures in the questions for accuracy while answering.

  • If you can’t understand a question, don’t waste time on it. Instead, move on to the next one. You can come back later to complete the skipped questions after you have completed the questions for which you are sure you have chosen the correct answer.

  • Don’t waste time writing questions on paper. Because there is a time limit, you will only have a little time to move on to the following answer.

  • Be precise, grammatically correct, and to the point. Read again before writing down your answer.

3. IELTS writing test tips

  • Thoroughly analyze the requirements and the content of the tasks and quickly develop ideas and outlines.

  • Divide your time wisely, 20 minutes for task 1 and 40 minutes for task 2 (because task 2 is usually more extended and needs more points).

  • Try to write more than 150 words for task 1 and more than 250 for task 2.

  • Limit repetition of ideas, phrases, and words.

  • Make sure you write the conclusion.

  • Write correct, relevant answers. Avoid writing long paragraphs and sentences.

  • Use an active voice. Avoid writing in a passive voice.

  • Only submit with thorough revision and proofreading.

4. IELTS speaking test tips

  • Speak clearly (slowly and fluently).

  • Listen carefully to the question asked and answer it directly.

  • You can add information to your answer but still ensure the solutions are relevant to each other and the topic.

  • If you have yet to hear the question well and clearly, you can ask the examiner to repeat the question.

  • Don’t pause too long or hum too much.

  • Focusing on vocabulary, verb tenses, grammar, and sentence structure are the same.

Planning for the IELTS exam and taking advantage of practical tips can help you improve your skills and achieve success in the exam. Visit EDU Blog to access free tips and educational information. Start preparing today and increase your chances of getting a high score on the IELTS exam!

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